it's two drums or individually called tabla, baya. together it's called tabla. it's made--the right-hand drum is the tabla-- and it's the pitch drum-- the high-pitch drum. the left hand, the baya, is the bass drum. the skin is held on by use of this camel strap, and these wooden blocks are put in to increase or decrease tension. the farther down you hit them, the tighter the skin gets, the higher the tone goes. by pushing on the baya, we are able to get different tones and modulate the tones. [thumping sounds ranging from low to high pitch] strike it with the first two fingers for what they call the open sound. and for the closed sound, it's a flat hand slap. some sounds together would be [imitating drum sound] ta...din. small phrases-- di-di, di-di, da-ga, te-tay, te-di-gi-di, di-gi-di, da.